I've pretty much come to the conclusion that I am going to order a Loka... no a Tilopa BC.... no wait a Loka... but now I am having a hard time deciding on either the Black or Grey Mist color.
This is obviously a hiking bag and it will get get used in some muddy/dirty conditions and I am curious to know how the Grey Mist has held up in actual use; has it shown signs of staining or becoming dirty over time?
Funny time to catch this thread, I was just out on a mountain tour, during the last hour hike out my friends 'other brand' bag shoulder strap broke, about 100m from the car his other strap broke (it was an old).
By chance I had a box with a Loka and Tilopa prototype and one original (3years old) Tilopa, all in Grey mist. I let him choose one to replace his bag and was really surprised to see how clean the bags still were. He chose the very old Tilopa which I have put a lot of miles on.
This is not F-Stop propaganda this was about an hour ago, provided I just finished an 8hour ski tour that was hell and I may not have been seeing clearly